I am British native living in The Czech Republic for the last 8 years. I have extnesive travel experience and I have completed expeditions in Greenland, Spitsbergen, Alaska, Kamchatka, Siberia and others, the biggest being the 2013 swim crossing of the Bering Strait which I ahve written a book about (The Bering papers, published by Austin macauley of London). I have a degree in geography and I am a fellow of the RGS.
I have been to kamchatka 5 times and as such I am pretty knowledgeable about the area and I am able to arrange all manner of trips using local logistical support. last night I was talkinbg to a friend of mine who strongly recommedned me to come for an early autumn trip to view the ongoing eruption of Klychovskaya sopka. I agreed because I have been in this area before and early autumn is a stunning time period. In additon the reindeer breeders are returning from their summer pastures with their herds and it is possible to visit them after the volcano observation. The reason that I am wrting to you is that in order for this to be viable I need to find 4 fellow travellers. Logistics are very complex in Kamchatka and it is neccessay to travel offroad in very difficult conditions, crossing rivers, driving through rough overgrown tracks in the tundra and taiga and negotiating old lave fields. Sometme it is neccessay to change the method of transport between jeeps, delicas, kamas or ural trucks, etc, and sometims even boats or helicopter, although on this trip a helicopter should not be needed.
the cost should be around 1900euro (£1620) per person for the shared logistics, cooking equipment, other special equipment, accommodation on arrival and before departure in the city,registration and permission to vistit the nrothern part of kamchatka and a visa invitation. Just needed then to buy air tickets. (I can help with this I know how to travel to Kamchatka from europe in a good plane for 500euros) The dates are planned for October 16th to 28th. is it possible to place a blog post on explorers connect?
If you are interested please get in touch at:
Email as this one:
jack.bright [at] live.co.uk
This is not a commercial expedition.
Please note due to visa requirements you will need to get in touch ASAP if you want to join and if the expedition is to go ahead.